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Response to review into patient safety

Published on 28/03/2023

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust’s response to Professor Bewick’s review into patient safety at University Hospitals Birmingham

Jonathan Brotherton, Chief Executive, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) said: “Patients can continue to be confident that the care and treatment provided at our hospitals is safe. We are pleased that Professor Bewick’s overall view ‘is that the Trust is a safe place to receive care’.

“We fully accept his recommendations and welcome the additional assurance that has been asked for through further independent oversight.

“There are a number of significant concerns that we need to, and have started to, address; we will continue to learn from the past, as we move forward.

“We want to develop a positive, inclusive work environment where people want to come to work, in a place that they are proud to work in, to do their very best for our patients. While we will not be able to fix things as quickly as I would like, we do need to do it as quickly as possible, for the benefit of patients and staff; I am committed to ensuring this happens.

“We must now focus on continuing to provide the best possible patient care, building a values-led culture and supporting our incredible colleagues.” 

You can read the full report on NHS Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care Board’s (ICB) website.

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